ALTA X supports a variety of radio controllers as outlined in the Controller Integration section of the manual. A minimum of five (5) channels are required, with four (4) used for flight control, and the remaining one (1) used for mode selection. A radio controller with between six to ten channels is highly recommended to make use of Return-to-Land (RTH) and ALTA X’s other functions. It is recommended to use a radio controller with a three-way switch for Mode selection and a two-way switch for the Return-to-Launch function.
ALTA X can accommodate a variety of Lithium Polymer (LiPo) flight battery packs. Battery packs must be 12S, having a nominal voltage of 44.4 V. Only run ALTA X using two packs at a time. For additional information on expected flight duration, refer to the Performance Section of this manual.
Box to Flight
Remove ALTA X from its box or travel case.
If you did not purchase the travel case with ALTA X; install the four vibration isolation stand-offs to the four threaded holes on the underside of ALTA X then mount the vibration isolator with (4x) M4x14 Combo bolts.
Use the built-in Toad in the Hole (TITH) on ALTA X’s vibration isolator to mount ALTA X to your payload. If you are not using Skyview landing gear your payload will act as ALTA X’s landing gear.
Make sure to latch the TITH once you feel the TITH fully seat; you will hear a ‘click’ when seated.
Fully unfold ALTA X’s booms; note that all of the booms are linked and will open simultaneously.
Secure the booms by latching both the red safety latches on ALTA X.
Always make sure both safety latches are fully latched before flying ALTA X!
Note flight direction relative to motor positions and GPS. Arrow on GPS indicates forward flight direction.
Adjust the battery tray to fit your preferred batteries by loosening and adjusting the (8x) M3x6 SHCS fasteners securing the two movable tray components.
Ensure the fasteners are tightened after the trays have been adjusted.
Place your batteries on the tray and secure them with the four battery straps.
See the Appendix for minimum battery requirements.